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Review: Police acted properly in pope plot arrests

Review: Police acted properly in pope plot arrests

An independent review has found that police used their powers properly in arresting six people on suspicion of plotting to kill Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to London last year.
Lawyer David Anderson, the independent reviewer, says that while there was no evidence that those arrested were ever involved in a plot, the police acted appropriately.
Anderson warned Monday that there will be "future temptations" to misuse police anti-terrorism powers _ particularly ahead of the 2012 Olympics.
Most of the men worked as street cleaners for a contractor near the Houses of Parliament.


Updated : 2021-04-11 10:08 GMT+08:00